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HHS opioid code-a-thon seeks new technologies to help stem epidemic

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sponsoring a code-at-thon this week, and calling on public health experts, programmers, researchers, data scientists and others to join forces in pursuit of innovative technologies to help attack th...

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Mytonomy pulls in $7 million in first funding round to boost patient outcomes

A screen snap of the Mytonomy app. Credit: Mytonomy Backed by Philips Health Technology Ventures and MedStar Health, cloud-based healthcare startup Mytonomy, which aims to boost patient outcomes, has closed on $7 million Series-A funding round. T...

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Moran, McCain propose bill to reform VA healthcare

Sens. John McCain, R-Arizona, and Jerry Moran, R-Kansas introduced legislation Monday designed to modernize the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ healthcare system. The Veterans Community Care and Access Act of 2017 would require the agency ...

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Anesthesiologists find EHRs free up face-time for patients

Technology has been steadily transforming the practice of medicine, but the field of anesthesiology has not quite kept pace. Documentation is still largely a pen-and-paper enterprise, and that’s costing practices time and efficiency, affecting ...

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Teladoc drops Texas lawsuit as state adopts new telemedicine regulation

Teladoc voluntarily dropped its longstanding lawsuit against Texas last week, as new state legislation passed in May will now allow first-time patient visits through telemedicine. “As we have said throughout this process, Teladoc remains steadf...

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Introducing #HIMSS18 Social Media Ambassadors and their mission to accelerate innovation

This year’s selection of a HIMSS Social Media Ambassador class marks the program’s fifth anniversary. Each and every year, I learn something new and powerful as the industry matures and my ambassador colleagues push me in new ways to embr...

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Future-proofing security: Protecting against the new arsenal of weaponized malware

Hospital information security teams and IT shops are in a precarious spot: They have to not only protect information cybercriminals increasingly see as more valuable than other types but they also have to safeguard against the next big threat when it...

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Future-proofing precision medicine: IT leaders, clinicians and patients must prepare for changes

How close are we to precision medicine being commonplace, widespread – perhaps even the standard of care? How near are we to an environment where genomic advances are routinely part of the equation when it comes to treating patients? "The ...

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Future-proofing AI: Embrace machine learning now because healthcare adoption is picking up speed

Artificial intelligence in healthcare is at the end of the beginning: It’s been researched, introduced, proven to work, and it’s been put to use in real clinical settings. But adoption is slow. Healthcare has only explored the tip of the ...

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Checklist: These 5 steps will future-proof your hospital's cybersecurity program

Information security is a journey not a destination. As such, there are proactive steps hospitals can take to make sure they are as prepared as possible to defend against current and future attacks. Elliot Health CISO Andrew Seward and UPMC Vice Pres...

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Checklist: These 9 steps will future-proof your hospital's precision medicine program

While precision medicine is still an emerging practice and technology, experts point to a few clear steps to get prepared for the future. 1. Precision medicine is not hype, not a fad. "I believe that the promise of precision medicine is real,&qu...

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Accelerate precision medicine with strategic, innovative technology

What is technology’s role in advancing or accelerating precision medicine? Technology is transforming precision medicine on multiple levels: • Biomedical insights and life-saving discoveries are happening because of the explosion of data m...

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